Waiting Waiting Waiting - IQ4 quo vadis ?

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Waiting Waiting Waiting - IQ4 quo vadis ?

Postby steffenjahn » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:40 pm

There have been times were new feature loaded firmware popped up quarterly - for the XF and the IQ3.

But now for the IQ4 - that was sold to us for its endless possibilities and future features, combined with unequaled computing power - there is not much going on except of getting slowly rid of bugs ( Well,yes, exposure bracketing. Ok - honestly, who is making use of it on a daily base ? ).

We still wait for the promised bracketing feature for large format cameras - that is still advertised on the IQ4s website - but is not implemented yet. Power sharing between the IQ4 and the XF is - well - questionable. The auto-charging via USB-C tethering that can´t be switched of is annoying.

The IQ3 was a bulletproof day-by-day workhorse - the IQ4 is a fiddly beast with hickups, still not performing flawless.

Can the owners of the IQ4 system see firmware that expands the usability of the back this year ? Or do we have to face the fact that the IQ4 is the pinnacle - and end of digital backs ?

Worried - Steffen
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Re: Waiting Waiting Waiting - IQ4 quo vadis ?

Postby Ulf » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:16 am

Hi

Something is coming, be sure.
However I am sure you can understand that we can't announce updates which is not yet public in a forum....
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Re: Waiting Waiting Waiting - IQ4 quo vadis ?

Postby steffenjahn » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:22 pm

Hi Ulf,

really great to see 7.00 coming out.

Nice that live-view is finally on par with the IQ3 after 2 years.

But none of the traditional hick ups are covered ...

- no power share from XF with IQ4
- still vignetting / black borders when using ES on large format
- still no bracketing with ES on technical cameras !!!!!
- sequence tools can not be controlled when shooting tethered

Can users expect THESE ISSUES covered soon ?

Thanks a lot - Steffen
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Re: Waiting Waiting Waiting - IQ4 quo vadis ?

Postby Ulf » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:35 am

Hi

There is powershare on XF of course.
Some of the other things needs clarification.
Please contact support to get this resolved / clarified.

Http://support.phaseone.com
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